Rapper Travis Scott goes on the proactive to express his disagreement with Alabama’s controversial abortion ban. He pledged all his merch profits from the Hangout Music Festival to support Planned Parenthood. He made the announcement during the performance at the fest, which happens to be in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Scott’s current paramour and baby mama Kylie Jenner shared the news via her Instagram Stories.
Singer Maggie Rogers put up $17,500 for the Yellowhammer Fund, which provides aid to Alabama’s three abortion clinics. Rogers collected the money through her online merch sale.
On Saturday Night Live, Leslie Jones went in on the abortion ban for the show’s season finale.
Lady Gaga also expressed her sentiments via Twitter, along with Chris Evans, Andy Cohen, Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Sarah Silverman. The Good Place‘s Jameela Jamil shared her own abortion story.
This anti-abortion law in Georgia is so upsetting, inhumane, and blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women, a disregard for our rights, bodies, mental health, and essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing to carry the baby of their rapist. https://t.co/WROYaLAwPG
Signed by the Gov. Kay Ivey last week, Alabama passed a restrictive abortion bill that sentences doctors who perform abortions to 99 years in prison. The anti-abortion rule is applied even to those who have been impregnated via rape or incest.
This recent move brings to the forefront how a number of Republican states in the US are enabling similar laws. It is speculated that these anti-abortion sentiments are gearing up to reach the Supreme Court, in the hope of overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade. The 1973 decision enforced a woman’s right to obtain an abortion.